Queens rapper and music mogul 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather are gracing the December/January 2012 issue of XXL magazine. In the cover story, 50 talked about the current music climax, his forthcoming album, Hollywood, feeding kids in Africa through Street King and much more. Mayweather talked about the money team and much more. Below are some excerpts:
On the current music climax.
“I don’t see what I fell in love with,” he says. “So now I gotta make music that reflects what N.W.A made. I have to make music that has the moments that Nas had. I have to make music that has what Biggie offered.”
50 on his upcoming album.
“For me, I’m still up against what I’ve done,” he says. “So in order to top it, I know it’s a difficult task. You know, I see the bloggers. My audience hasn’t grown with me. They keep saying, “Aw, man, I want the old 50!” ’Cause those people, it would take them on a safari. I was bringing them close enough to the animals, without being able to get hurt. I was taking them into my neighborhood, where you can very well get your ass killed.”
Floyd Mayweather on The Money Team.
“The Money Team is money, is power and is respect,” Floyd says. “It’s a lot of us. The team is, The Money Team is worldwide, and it’s growing. It’s growing each day.”
XXL’s December/January 2012 issue hits newsstands nationwide on December 6
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